Angela H. Traver

Public Relations Manager

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Email: atraver@buffalotrace.com <mailto:atraver@buffalotrace.com>

Ph: 502-696-5957





For Immediate Release

BUFFALO TRACE BOURBONS RECEIVE HIGH HONORS

Franklin County, Kentucky-Award season is here and Buffalo Trace Distillery
is off and running! The San Francisco Spirit Challenge announced their 2004
winners this week and several bourbons from the Buffalo Trace family have
topped the list with "Double Gold Medals." The following products have been
named best of the best:

· Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon, 10 yr.- Double Gold Medal

· Sazerac Rye Whiskey, 18 yr.-Double Gold Medal

· Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon, 12 yr.-Double Gold Medal

Other products honored were:

· Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey-Gold Medal

· Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, 20 yr.- Silver
Medal

· Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon-Silver Medal

Buffalo Trace Distillery is home to more award winning whiskies than any
other, receiving over a hundred awards for our products in the last decade.
"We are proud to be able to produce so many quality whiskies, that have not
only been honored with numerous awards, but also by a loyal following of
consumers," said Kris Comstock, Bourbon Brand Manager for the distillery.

For more information on the many fine whiskies produced at Buffalo Trace
Distillery, visit www.greatbourbon.com <http://www.greatbourbon.com/> .

About Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned operation based in Franklin
County, Kentucky. The distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to
1787 and has included such legends as E. H. Taylor, Jr., Albert B. Blanton,
Orville Schupp, Elmer T. Lee, and Gary Gayheart. Buffalo Trace is a fully
operational distillery producing bourbon and vodka on site, and was recently
named to the National Historic Register. The distillery is also part of the
Sazerac family of companies, which has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana;
Franklin County, Kentucky, Fredricksburg, Virginia; and Loomis, California.
For more information, please visit www.buffalotrace.com
<http://www.buffalotrace.com> .

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